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Why we give up

My Neighborhood Organization has been reporting this house to Code Enforcement for a long time.

8117 Apple

We reported it before it burned. But nothing happened. We reported it after it burnt, and nothing happened.

The owner went before the City for an Administrative Ajudication hearing, and I guess nothing happened. Cause now he has taken a sledge hammer to the chimney’s which will cause the house to eventually collapse and the City will probably do nothing about that either.

This same owner has 2 other houses he is intent on destroying..

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.